Medical licensure board General Counsel C. Lloyd Vest II said Wednesday the board would have liked to have acted quicker in Santos' case after learning of the problem nearly seven months ago, but added investigations of this scale take time.
"In this case, we had to send everything to the board of consultants.Once it gets there, we have to get an opinion and gather patient records from the office," he
The case was also compounded by the six-month DEA/FADE investigation, Vest
"Once we found out that was going on, we agreed to coordinate with law enforcement, Vest said.
"Obviously, we want to get things done as quickly as possible, but we also want to get everything together and make reasonable decisions.That takes time," Vest added.